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Balotelli in trouble again after nipping into train toilets for quick smoke – reports

No smoke without fire (or something like that).

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AC MILAN STRIKER Mario Balotelli has found himself in hot water yet again after he was caught smoking on a train, reports in Italy said.

Balotelli was with his teammates heading to Florence for this morning’s Serie A match against Fiorentina when he angered a train controller.

According to press reports, the train controller approached Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani to tell him of Balotelli’s latest indiscretion.

“You have to twist Balotelli’s ear, he was smoking in the toilets,” said the controller.

“That means we’ll fine him,” joked Galliani before enlisting the help of Balotelli’s friend and teammate M’Baye Niang.

“Niang, you’re a good young lad, go and tell your friend Mario that he’s earnt himself a fine!”

If indeed Milan do fine Balotelli, it will be nothing new to the 22-year-old who only two months ago copped two traffic fines for driving without the relevant insurance documents.

He was infamous at Manchester City for his ability to collect traffic fines while he has also been hit with financial penalties for his mad-cap antics both on and off the field.

The game finished in a 2-2 draw.

© AFP, 2013

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